Progeny 'mega cells' pivotal in adult stem cell transplant

A new research has identified that 'megakaryocytes' or 'megacells' are responsible for playing a critical role in adult stem cell transplant.

Food pipe tissue grown from stem cells

Using a simple technique known as multiple combinations of cell populations, researchers have grown tissue of the oesophagus (food pipe).

Scientist claims menopause could be 'turned on/off' in 20 yrs

 A stem cell scientist has recently claimed that menopause could be eliminated in 20 years.

Stem cell transplant may treat diabetes soon

Stem cell transplant to treat type 1 diabetes may soon be a reality as researchers have discovered a faster way to convert stem cells into insulin-producing cells.

Stem cell treatment holds hope for better stroke recovery

A new first-of-its kind pilot study has revealed that stem cell treatment can significantly improve recovery from stroke in humans.

Stem cell behaviour of human bowel uncovered

For the first time, scientists have uncovered stem cell behaviour of human bowel, providing vital clues about the earliest stages in bowel cancer development.

Gene key to developing stem cells found

Researchers have found a gene that could be key to the development of stem cells - cells that can potentially save millions of lives by morphing into practically any cell in the body.

Living heart tissue grown

In a first, scientists have merged stem cell and `organ-on-a-chip` technologies to grow functioning human heart tissue carrying an inherited cardiovascular disease.

Japan stem cell scientist readies to fight fabrication claim

A young female researcher is readying to fight claims her ground-breaking stem cell study was fabricated, her lawyer said today, as Japan`s male-dominated scientific establishment circled its wagons.

Stem cell treatment improves heart muscle function

In a heartening news for patients with severe ischemic heart disease and heart failure, a new human trial shows that stem cells, when injected directly into the heart muscle, are effective for failing hearts.

First stem cell research paves way for new treatments for bipolar disorder

New stem cell research published by scientists from the University of Michigan Medical School, and fueled by the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, open doors to potential new treatments for bipolar disorder.

Stem cell study sheds new light on disease formation

For the first time, researchers have shown that an essential biological process known as protein synthesis can be studied in adult stem cells.

Ground-breaking stem cell research by Japanese scientist cast doubt

The discovery of suspicious images published in science journals has cast doubt on the results of ground-breaking stem cell research led by a scientist Haruko Obokata.

Dead people`s eyes may enable blind to see world

Researchers have suggested that cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind.

Scientists create embryonic-type stem cells without embryos

In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a cheap and easy way to reprogramme mature cells from mice back into an embryonic-like state that allowed them to generate many types of tissue.

New stem cell breakthrough brings breast cancer treatment closer to reality

A team of researchers has discovered that breast stem cells and their `daughters` have a much longer lifespan than previously thought, and are active in puberty and throughout life.

New way of overcoming human stem cell rejection discovered

Biologists have discovered an effective strategy that could prevent the human immune system from rejecting the grafts derived from human embryonic stem cells, a major problem now limiting the development of human stem cell therapies.

Stem cell gene therapy shows promise for treating `devastating` skin diseases

Researchers evaluated a patient with a genetic skin disorder known as epidermolysis bullosa (EB) nearly seven years after he had undergone a gene therapy procedure as part of a clinical trial.

Now, `biopen` to draw new bones inside body

Australian scientists have developed a hi-tech handheld `biopen` that can enable surgeons to draw new bone material onto seriously injured people.

New stem cell breakthrough brings gastrointestinal disorders cure closer to reality

Researches have successfully grown extensive numbers of intestinal stem cells and then coax them to develop into different types of mature intestinal cells.